|Re: Sprint, Verizon Opening Doors to Mobile Content|
|Steven Lichter (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Sat, 18 Jun 2005 22:04:46 GMT
I have Sprint and have been able to D/L ringtones and screensavers from |
sites like 3GForfree for sometime.
Lisa Minter wrote:
> By Antony Bruno
> Sprint and Verizon Wireless may soon lower the walls on their
> The mobile phone giants are responding to U.S. cell phone users'
> Allowing subscribers to access non-network content is a common
> Sprint and Verizon, however, have taken a "walled garden" approach,
> Sprint is testing a system that would let content providers target its
> A short code is a four- or five-digit number that works like an e-mail
> In turn, subscribers can send a text message to a short code to
> TEST RUN
> According to John Styers, Sprint director of data communications
> "Both of them are in the midst of launching a premium SMS service," he
> He says Sprint will slowly open its network after these trials, based
> Verizon, which has operated the most tightly controlled network of all
> But Qualcomm, which created the BREW technology, has introduced a new
> According to executives at QPass, a wireless transaction management
> In the last year, these carriers have seen off-portal content sales
> Even with the crumbling of these garden walls, however, less than 10
> Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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